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My two GDS pups and I travel in my 2013 JKU as often as we can. We are on a mission to do 49 states together in my jeep. I have already been to 48 when I was young and been to almost all of the national parks. We love the outdoors, challenging trails and being self reliant as much as we can. Hope to be meeting many like minded folks here in the near future. Here are some shots fo my rig and my dogs on a trip last summer. I just recently Linex’ed my front bumper!! Wish I had done that to the rear as well. Also just got the pups new cotta for camping to keep them off the ground. They love them and are using them at home as well.
 

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Welcome! Beautiful babies......Almost need a bigger rig for them alone LOL.

Nice set of trail badges by the way!

How do the dogs get in the RTT or do they? I myself have dogs and thought about the hardship of lifting them in and out all the time.

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How do the dogs get in the RTT or do they? I myself have dogs and thought about the hardship of lifting them in and out all the time.

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I had the same question.
 

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My two GDS pups and I travel in my 2013 JKU as often as we can. We are on a mission to do 49 states together in my jeep. I have already been to 48 when I was young and been to almost all of the national parks. We love the outdoors, challenging trails and being self reliant as much as we can. Hope to be meeting many like minded folks here in the near future. Here are some shots fo my rig and my dogs on a trip last summer. I just recently Linex’ed my front bumper!! Wish I had done that to the rear as well. Also just got the pups new cotta for camping to keep them off the ground. They love them and are using them at home as well.
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My two GDS pups and I travel in my 2013 JKU as often as we can. We are on a mission to do 49 states together in my jeep. I have already been to 48 when I was young and been to almost all of the national parks. We love the outdoors, challenging trails and being self reliant as much as we can. Hope to be meeting many like minded folks here in the near future. Here are some shots fo my rig and my dogs on a trip last summer. I just recently Linex’ed my front bumper!! Wish I had done that to the rear as well. Also just got the pups new cotta for camping to keep them off the ground. They love them and are using them at home as well.
I absolutely love your rig, and of course since I travel with 3 overgrown pups myself I had to write a reply to your post. Do you happen to use GPS collars for your pups, and when you travel up north in the big country have you had any issues with wild animals? I had opted out of the RTT for the Canvas Ground Tents so that I can keep an eye on them at all times and the Tent Stove comes in handy during the winter. Can't wait to see more of your Jeep, Pups, and Adventures. Safe Travels!
 
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My two GDS pups and I travel in my 2013 JKU as often as we can. We are on a mission to do 49 states together in my jeep. I have already been to 48 when I was young and been to almost all of the national parks. We love the outdoors, challenging trails and being self reliant as much as we can. Hope to be meeting many like minded folks here in the near future. Here are some shots fo my rig and my dogs on a trip last summer. I just recently Linex’ed my front bumper!! Wish I had done that to the rear as well. Also just got the pups new cotta for camping to keep them off the ground. They love them and are using them at home as well.
I absolutely love your rig, and of course since I travel with 3 overgrown pups myself I had to write a reply to your post. Do you happen to use GPS collars for your pups, and when you travel up north in the big country have you had any issues with wild animals? I had opted out of the RTT for the Canvas Ground Tents so that I can keep an eye on them at all times and the Tent Stove comes in handy during the winter. Can't wait to see more of your Jeep, Pups, and Adventures. Safe Travels!
I keep them in the RTT at night. I also have a vestibule and they sometimes sleep in there. Never had any real issues yet with wild animals others than the occasional raccoon. They just bark and protect the camp. They are trained very well for verbal commands so they never run off. Hope to be posting many trips this summer coming up. Subscribe to my YouTube channel if you would like to see what’s coming up and what I am doing to my jeep. I will be posting much more in the near future as I am close to retirement.
 
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My two GDS pups and I travel in my 2013 JKU as often as we can. We are on a mission to do 49 states together in my jeep. I have already been to 48 when I was young and been to almost all of the national parks. We love the outdoors, challenging trails and being self reliant as much as we can. Hope to be meeting many like minded folks here in the near future. Here are some shots fo my rig and my dogs on a trip last summer. I just recently Linex’ed my front bumper!! Wish I had done that to the rear as well. Also just got the pups new cotta for camping to keep them off the ground. They love them and are using them at home as well.
Welcome to the Overland Bound Community. Glad to have you and the pups join us.
 

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My two GDS pups and I travel in my 2013 JKU as often as we can. We are on a mission to do 49 states together in my jeep. I have already been to 48 when I was young and been to almost all of the national parks. We love the outdoors, challenging trails and being self reliant as much as we can. Hope to be meeting many like minded folks here in the near future. Here are some shots fo my rig and my dogs on a trip last summer. I just recently Linex’ed my front bumper!! Wish I had done that to the rear as well. Also just got the pups new cotta for camping to keep them off the ground. They love them and are using them at home as well.
I absolutely love your rig, and of course since I travel with 3 overgrown pups myself I had to write a reply to your post. Do you happen to use GPS collars for your pups, and when you travel up north in the big country have you had any issues with wild animals? I had opted out of the RTT for the Canvas Ground Tents so that I can keep an eye on them at all times and the Tent Stove comes in handy during the winter. Can't wait to see more of your Jeep, Pups, and Adventures. Safe Travels!
I am looking I to the GPS collars. They are very well trained so have not used them yet. That being said, I am looking at FI smart dog collars. They are very discreet and if someone tried to take either dog, they would most likely miss them. Both are also microchip implanted. Here’s a couple more of the jeep and the pups. Athena, the small one on the fridge is a hoot when we travel. She loves to lay on the fridge and look out the back window. Only issue is she keeps bumping the light on the roll bar and it’s on 90 percent of the time. I finally just took the bulb out.
 

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Welcome! Beautiful babies......Almost need a bigger rig for them alone LOL.

Nice set of trail badges by the way!

How do the dogs get in the RTT or do they? I myself have dogs and thought about the hardship of lifting them in and out all the time.

Jim
My pups climb the ladder. Getting down is a little more interstate! I have to carry them down. Athena is smaller at 60 pounds and is not an issue. However Apollo is 98 pounds and huge. He is not so easy to carry so I stack some boxes and he kind of jumps half on me and half on the boxes. It can be a interesting time when he decides he has to go at 4 or 5 in the morning…
 
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How do the dogs get in the RTT or do they? I myself have dogs and thought about the hardship of lifting them in and out all the time.

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I had the same question.
Dogs climb up ladder. The now make a fine mesh that goes over the ladder so dogs can go up and down. Have to still help them down at this point. I am fabricating an aluminum stair case for them. Will post it when I am done.
 
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I absolutely love your rig, and of course since I travel with 3 overgrown pups myself I had to write a reply to your post. Do you happen to use GPS collars for your pups, and when you travel up north in the big country have you had any issues with wild animals? I had opted out of the RTT for the Canvas Ground Tents so that I can keep an eye on them at all times and the Tent Stove comes in handy during the winter. Can't wait to see more of your Jeep, Pups, and Adventures. Safe Travels!
Great idea in regards to the GPS collars!! I don't know why I haven't thought of that before. Love this forum. All the little things we get to pick up on and try out.
 

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I absolutely love your rig, and of course since I travel with 3 overgrown pups myself I had to write a reply to your post. Do you happen to use GPS collars for your pups, and when you travel up north in the big country have you had any issues with wild animals? I had opted out of the RTT for the Canvas Ground Tents so that I can keep an eye on them at all times and the Tent Stove comes in handy during the winter. Can't wait to see more of your Jeep, Pups, and Adventures. Safe Travels!
Great idea in regards to the GPS collars!! I don't know why I haven't thought of that before. Love this forum. All the little things we get to pick up on and try out.
Agree. The collars are great.
 
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